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TripleB
08-12-2007, 10:32 AM
I'm currently demoing the Head MicroGel Radical Tour and really like the extra spin I'm getting as well as the ease of whipping my forehand crosscourt at such sharp angles.

Unfortunately when I compare it side-by-side my current racquet (Yonex RDX500 Midplus) the Head just doesn't have a very solid feel to it, especially near the top of the frame.

I'm thinking of adding some lead to it and trying it out one or two more times before sending the demo back.

Should I put it at 9 and 3 or at 10 and 2 in order to increase the stability of the racquet?

How much should I add? I want a more stable feel but I don't want to ruin it's great maneuverability.

Thanks for the help.

TripleB

Jonny S&V
08-12-2007, 10:35 AM
I'm currently demoing the Head MicroGel Radical Tour and really like the extra spin I'm getting as well as the ease of whipping my forehand crosscourt at such sharp angles.

Unfortunately when I compare it side-by-side my current racquet (Yonex RDX500 Midplus) the Head just doesn't have a very solid feel to it, especially near the top of the frame.

I'm thinking of adding some lead to it and trying it out one or two more times before sending the demo back.

Should I put it at 9 and 3 or at 10 and 2 in order to increase the stability of the racquet?

How much should I add? I want a more stable feel but I don't want to ruin it's great maneuverability.

Thanks for the help.

TripleB

Try both. I personally like 3 and 9 because it increases the sweet spot towards the sides, which is where the ball slides when you are hitting topspin, making it more stable on topspin shots.

ProStaff Legend
08-12-2007, 11:58 AM
the 10 and 2 will make it abit more stable but not as much as the 3 and 9. it will also increase the sweetspot upward which helps on serves